Accidental Poet

That’s The Daddy in Me

That’s The Daddy in Me


Wife and child of my own

Not of my destiny

Guess I’ll have to do with out

The Daddy I’d wished to be


Looking back

I don’t recall thinking about it

But now I’m in my fifties

And every day I’m reminded of it


I see little girls and boys

Some with smiles, some with tears

Oh how I long to share their smiles

And ease their silent fears


To see their delighted joy

Upon seeing my face

To go everywhere with me

On the weekends to every place


To be known as Daddy

And looked up to with admiration

A hero every day

A sentimental fatherly relation


An example in self-worth

Pride in earning your keep

Courteous to others

Always polite to speak


Ladies before gentleman

To always lend a hand

Stand in another’s shoes

See through another’s eyes

and understand


Fairness to one and all

Honesty the best path to follow

And when in question

Be optimistic of tomorrow


From God

Our greatest gift is love

Don’t misuse it

For he’s the creator thereof


And although

A father I may not be

A hero in a child’s eyes

That’s the Daddy in me


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2013


  • Lorna

    The world sure missed out with you not being a father AP (if this is about you)....... sounds like all the right values are here....... sad but nice sentiments!

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you Lorna, yes it is about my own wishes of being a dad. But it wasn't meant to be.

    • Laura🌻

      This is an absolutely beautiful poem...
      And a great Daddy you would’ve made!
      You are a hero in our eyes just for writing these beautiful poems for us to read! Every dad should read this poem and realize how blessed they are to be called Daddy!
      I enjoyed reading this gem of a write of yours!
      I remember the song from years ago! It’s an emotional one! I liked listening to it again!


      • Accidental Poet

        Thank you Laura for reading and your compliments. I always smile when I see little kids laughing and happy at play.

        • Laura🌻

          Did you ever consider adopting a child?

        • 5 more comments

        • Michael Edwards

          A super poem which makes me realise how lucky I am - cheers AP

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Michael, and you are a lucky man.

          • orchidee

            A lovely write AP. I'm the daddy of thousands (swoon!) seeing as I'm millions of years old. lol.

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks orchi. So you're millions of years old eh? What happened to the Dinosaurs?

              • orchidee

                I get stuck on that one - don't know where they fitted in. They died out somehow I suppose.

              • marlenawood

                So beautiful and I absolutely enjoy all of them love

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thank you Marlena. Glad you enjoy reading my words.

                • miss aggie

                  Amazing poem! You are a daddy hero! Absolutely loved it!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Very good emotive write, such a shame that you were not a Dad.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Yes, I had wanted to be. But when I think about the state of the world these days Andy I have second thoughts. I have to wonder of what kind of world the children of this generation will inherit. And certain world leaders have me very scared of what happens in the next 4 or 5 years. But thanks for reading and your comments.

                  • MARY Swillum

                    The only thing I can say about this poem is it gave me goosebumps. So much emotion in what being a Daddy means to you. Great poem!!

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thank you Mary for appreciating my poem.

                    To be able to comment and rate this poem, you must be registered. Register here or if you are already registered, login here.